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Old 07-12-2006, 05:10 AM   #1
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Default clean hardrive=faster speeds?

if you dont have very much on ur hd will ur comp be faster than if it did have alot of space used up? this is something I allways believed but never based it on anything than just assumption.
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Old 07-12-2006, 05:53 AM   #2
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Default Re: clean hardrive=faster speeds?

I don't think it matters that much. But if ur hdd is really full (like under 100mb left) then it probably will make some difference.
But this is just a gues, not a fact.
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Old 07-12-2006, 07:48 AM   #3
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Default Re: clean hardrive=faster speeds?

if you only have one drive platter, and you have a small amount of space left, it will definatly make it slower. it takes longer for the read head to search through your other information to find the certain part on the platter you requested
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Old 07-12-2006, 07:55 AM   #4
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Default Re: clean hardrive=faster speeds?

nah I still have over half left so I guess I could spare to put some more stuff on.

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Default Re: clean hardrive=faster speeds?

This is where partitions come in. The best thing, for an advanced user, is to set up one for Windows XP, say, 2-3GB, then, one for games, then one for media. That will be faster, compared to whacking it all on one drive.

I personally use 30GB for Windows XP + Programs, then 50GB for media.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:29 AM   #6
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Default Re: clean hardrive=faster speeds?

I have my 200gb drive partitioned like this:
50 gb for XP and all my programs
150 gb for my music

Then a 250 gb hard drive for movies.
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Old 07-12-2006, 07:14 PM   #7
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Default Re: clean hardrive=faster speeds?

I have 4 partitions for family members, including myself.

Yet, if I were to do it where I had my own hard drive,

I would have one partition for Windows, one partition for programs, and one partition for media, yeah.
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